Friday, December 19, 2014

Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Yum

Salty and crunchy peanuts covered in rich dark chocolate.


Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters:  Salty and crunchy peanuts covered in rich dark chocolate.



I had left over Chocoley Bada Bing Bada Boom Dipping and Coating Chocolate when I made my Tira-mocha Truffles and I couldn't let it go to waste.  I sat there staring at the chocolate trying to figure out what to do with it when I remembered peanuts.  We always get a big container of roasted, salted peanuts from Costco to keep around for a quick snack so we had plenty of them.   I added them to the melted chocolate by the handful, stirring, until everything was coated in chocolate and pretty much all of the chocolate was used.  Then I scooped them out by the spoonful to setup on waxed paper.  After a quick pause in the refrigerator they were ready to eat.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters:  Salty and crunchy peanuts covered in rich dark chocolate.

These are just what you'd expect.  They combine a sweet craving with a salty and crunchy craving.  They are also a great way to get a little fiber while you enjoy chocolate.  Any nut would be delicious covered in chocolate so use whatever you have on hand.  I also think it would be great to add some dried fruit and make it like a chocolate covered trail mix.  The options are endless and it makes a great snack for you and/or a simple gift for friends.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters:  Salty and crunchy peanuts covered in rich dark chocolate.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters


Ingredients:

Melted dark chocolate (I used Chocoley it's simple and delicious...you could also try melted chocolate chips)
Roasted peanuts (salted or unsalted whatever you prefer)

Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters:  Salty and crunchy peanuts covered in rich dark chocolate.

Add peanuts to the melted chocolate and stir to coat well.  Just keep adding peanuts until the chocolate runs out.

Scoop out the chocolate coated peanuts by the spoonful and place on waxed or parchment paper.

Put in the fridge for about 10 minutes until the chocolate hardens then enjoy.

Keep at room temperature or in the fridge in a sealed container.

Get your Chocoley Chocolate here.

Enjoy.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters:  Salty and crunchy peanuts covered in rich dark chocolate.



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4 comments:

  1. This looks so good that my mouth is watering! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to stop by our party. We love partying with you! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  2. Your Dark chocolate Peanut Clusters look delicious! Thanks so much for starting your 2015 with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

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  3. Thanks Kim. They're easy too.

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  4. Thanks Mi Helen. I'm looking forward to another great year with Full Plate.

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